13 Aug '11, 10pm

Shark Week Is Over, But Sharks Still Need Our Help" from @NRDC's @OnEarthMag: / @ISF_BCNProject

August is one of the best months of the year to visit your nearest beach, river or lake and to kick back and enjoy a day on the water. What many of us visiting the beach this year don’t realize is that our oceans are in a state of collapse. Not only are oceans under assault from overfishing, pollution, climate change and ocean acidification -- which occurs when salt water combines with carbon dioxide pollution, producing carbonic acid -- but many of the fascinating and unique creatures living in our oceans are also facing extinction. Not the least of these are sharks . In early August, millions of people flipped on their TVs to watch Discovery channel’s 24th annual Shark Week . Seeing new footage of these wild and powerful creatures each year is awe inspiring and a reminder that our oceans are still a frontier we’ve yet to fully understand or respect. It’s also a reminder ...

Full article: http://www.onearth.org/blog/shark-week-is-over-but-sharks...

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